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André Rambour "Femme-Fleur" Enamel Gold Pendant Necklace


A regular exhibitor at the Paris Salons, Maison André Rambour was well-known for figural jewels of women and flowers, such as this "Femme-Fleur" pendant necklace in polychrome enamel and gold. Emerging from a purple enamel iris blossom among swirling leaves is the chased and engraved head of a young woman amid swirling hair and outstretched hand, suspended from a delicate fancy link chain and champlevé enamel leaf among sinuous vines.


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Item #: N-16521
Artist: André Rambour, Paris
Country: France
Circa: 1900s
Size: 2.25” length, 1.375” width (pendant); 20" total length (with chain)
Materials: Polychrome and champlevé enamel; Chased and engraved 18K gold
Signed: French control and maker’s marks
Exhibition History: Shown in the Poster House exhibition "Alphonse Mucha: Art Nouveau/Nouvelle Femme," in New York from June 20, 2019 to October 6, 2019
Literature: Discussion of André Rambour and images of their jewels are found in La Bijouterie Francaise au XIX Siecle, volume III, 1870-1900, by Henri Vever, 1908, pp. 608, 615, 646

André Rambour’s floral and figural jewels were exhibited the Exposition Universelle of 1900, as well as in the Paris Salons of 1902. This Symbolist inspired jewel, with its fantasy imagery of an iris and young woman fused into a harmonious form, elevates the world of imagination and dreams.